Rachel James has everything she wants--a great job, lots of money, total independence--until trouble at work sends her hiding in the wilderness of Wyoming. Alone in an isolated cabin, she is forced to turn to the neighboring rancher for help. Despite his gruff demeanor, attraction flares between them, and Rachel finds the love she didn't know she lacked. Jed Ferguson lives alone. He works alone. He needs no one. When a city girl worms her way into his heart, he panics and drives her away. Stubborn and proud, she leaves, taking with her his peace of mind. Too late, Jed realizes what he's lost. Determined to win her back, he overcomes his bitter past and makes the ultimate compromise. But will it be enough to convince Rachel to return?